Greece finally came to terms with a power sharing agreement. Papandreou will step down, leaving OWSers with a sense of a hope that although they continue to protest without goals, someone will hear them. Literary rebel Murong Xuecun of China became famous when he sidestepped censorship, gained an online fan base, and lived to tell about it.
Michigan is hiring contract workers from private companies and rewarding local nurses with pink slips. Michigan will pay contract workers less money and redistribute the money saved to the nurses for unemployment. Michigan aspires to have the largest carbon footprint by 2012.
Douchebag of the week award goes to Mike Pearl of Tennessee. Pearl wrote a guidebook, which is popular with Christian homeschooled children, centered on 'not sparing the rod.' Three children have died at the hands of their parents who have read this guidebook,which sold 670K copies. For safety reason, detectives erased Pearl's address.
Finally, how the mighty have fallen. There's recognition for coming in 5th place, and if it wasnt for Monday Night Football, NBC would have nailed it. More than 800k primetime viewers have broken up with NBC. MNF being their only saving grace.